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Future dates

Future dates for the Joint Planning Law Conference are below.

2024 Conference

20–22 September 2024

Please note we are also holding:

  • 2025 dates: 19-21 September 2025
  • 2026 dates: 18-20 September 2026


The JPLC is a non-profit event that brings together leading experts from across the planning industry for in-depth and vibrant discussion of current issues facing the sector.

The organisation of the JPLC conference is overseen entirely by our committee, which comprises members of the Law Society, the Bar Council, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

They generously donate their time to meet together throughout the year at the Law Society and RICS to evaluate the previous conference, and create the programme, budget and marketing strategy for the next conference.

During the last four meetings, speakers are invited to attend two committee meetings to discuss their draft papers, and receive feedback and input to help maximise their relevance for attendees from all different disciplines.

2024 Committee

Bar Council Members
  • Victoria Hutton, 39 Essex Chambers
  • Hashi Mohamed, Landmark Chambers
  • Melissa Murphy KC, Landmark Chambers
  • Rupert Warren KC, Landmark Chambers
Law Society members
  • Claire Dutch, Ashurst LLP
  • Duncan Field, Town Legal LLP
  • Matthew White, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
RICS members
  • Robert Evans, Quod
  • Leonie Oliva, Gerald Eve LLP
  • Mary Power, PowerHaus Consultancy
RTPI members
  • Sarah Cary, Imperial College London
  • Tom Dobson, Quod
  • Christine Thorby, former Director of Strategy, Planning Inspectorate